Rockford & Lake in the Hills

Hello! I’m Dr. Nelson

I'm a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with over 18 years of experience helping people. Clients usually feel at ease right away. I'm easy to talk to, experienced, and good at what I do. I train other professionals as an Associate Professor of Counselor Education, and former Teaching Associate at UIC Medical.

My Timeline

Teaching Associate of Medicine
Firefighter Peer
At Ft. Wayne Police Dept. in Ft. Wayne Indiana
At Rosecrance Treatment Center in Rockford, IL
UIC College of Medicine, Rockford, IL
For IL Firefighter Peer Support Clinical Advisor
Judson University, Elgin, IL (Clinical Mental Health Counseling)

what i treat


  • Anxiety & Depression
  • Trauma & Abuse
  • Relationships Issues
  • Compulsive Behaviors
  • Boundary Issues
  • Parenting Issues
  • First Responders
  • Grief and Bereavement
  • Phase of Life Transitions


Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy a unique psychotherapy designed to diminish negative feelings associated with memories of...

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Marriage and Family

Marriage and Family

A form of psychotherapy that addresses the behaviors of all family members and the way these behaviors affect not only individual family members...

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Christian Counseling

Christian Counseling

A therapy focus area centering on intertwining the disciplines of faith and psychology to provide an approach to mental and emotional health that...

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EMDR Alternative

EMDR Alternative

The late John Bradshaw’s Homecoming process of inner child work is a revolutionary technique of processing and resolving childhood pain and...

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Where I treat

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    Express Your Feelings
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    Find Peace of Mind
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    Find Yourself
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    Form Better Relationships
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    Work/Life Balance

"My mind was filled with such false beliefs and unrelenting self-criticism that the depression it left me with was consuming and left me feeling helpless. With my therapist's help, I have been able to work through these issues and see positive changes and a better life I never thought I'd get to see."

T G , client
Dr. Martha Crotts

I think that Dr. Nelson's ability to engage and guide [a] patient in the psychotherapeutic process has been nothing short of miraculous, and it has allowed her to make wonderful progress in a brief period of time.

Dr. Martha Crotts , MD Psychiatrist
Linda Chang

Dr. Nelson has exceptional clinical skills and flexibility to be able to work with individuals from different disciplines and always has an open-door policy for all learners.

Dr. Linda Chang, PharmD

I was able to unlearn the false truths developed at a young age and bring to light my real self, giving me confidence, and learning to love myself as I am. I'm forever grateful for the impact he has had on my life.

D B, client